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    Default Origin of Where's the Fruitbat

    So, while browsing the Favorites section today, I saw many, many things about the origins of the phrase "Where's the fruitbat?" There were links to the original thread it came from, but none of them work now that they've been favorite'd (if that's even a word) and archived :/ Anyone care to dig up the original thread for me?

    And yes, I did try searching it. Came up with nothing.
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    That came about back in '04...an infamous poster called LisaX4156 was on here often with all sorts of odd problems. One of her many threads was about getting kicked out of a boarding barn. (again) She peppered tons of "WTF?" comments in the post, wondering why she got kicked out. Someone mentioned it was probably for swearing so much.
    Lisa came back stating she only swore when she got bucked off, which seemed to be all the time.
    A lot of fun ensued...and then the poster WingedPanda stated that maybe WTF didn't mean swearing but maybe, just maybe, Lisa had a fruitbat and she lost it and WTF meant Where's The Fruitbat instead.

    Hence the start of Where's the Fruitbat. The fruitbats also have names...Helga Nump and Inga Fing. Nump and Fing are also Cothisms...both were typos of Jump and Find and ended up being used as Cothisms. The big question was did people nump or fing with their socks on or off.

    LisaX was the unwitting start of lots of Coth legends...like photoshopped pants. (she used to let her kids run around in the paddock with her horses and took photos to show everyone. Except her children were oddly without shoes. Or pants! Little bare-arsed bare-foot kids running around with horses. We laughed...she photoshopped pants onto her kids and showed the photos again as if nobody would notice."

    This thread has the origin of a few Cothisms:
    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...3F#post1283177
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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBlue View Post
    That came about back in '04...an infamous poster called LisaX4156 was on here often with all sorts of odd problems. One of her many threads was about getting kicked out of a boarding barn. (again) She peppered tons of "WTF?" comments in the post, wondering why she got kicked out. Someone mentioned it was probably for swearing so much.
    Lisa came back stating she only swore when she got bucked off, which seemed to be all the time.
    A lot of fun ensued...and then the poster WingedPanda stated that maybe WTF didn't mean swearing but maybe, just maybe, Lisa had a fruitbat and she lost it and WTF meant Where's The Fruitbat instead.

    Hence the start of Where's the Fruitbat. The fruitbats also have names...Helga Nump and Inga Fing. Nump and Fing are also Cothisms...both were typos of Jump and Find and ended up being used as Cothisms. The big question was did people nump or fing with their socks on or off.

    LisaX was the unwitting start of lots of Coth legends...like photoshopped pants. (she used to let her kids run around in the paddock with her horses and took photos to show everyone. Except her children were oddly without shoes. Or pants! Little bare-arsed bare-foot kids running around with horses. We laughed...she photoshopped pants onto her kids and showed the photos again as if nobody would notice."

    This thread has the origin of a few Cothisms:
    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...3F#post1283177
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    There have also been other famous photoshopping, adding auras to horses and shine to coats.



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    I always wondered about it, thanks for the orgin of the line. Sorry I missed the photos of the kids.
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